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Born to Win (1971)

Born to Win (1971)

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Born to Win is the grimly ironic title of this jet-black comedy about heroin addicts. George Segal plays Jay Jay, an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit. To avoid arrest, Jay Jay turns "narc," informing on his fellow junkies. Eventually Jay Jay's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm him. Also released as Born to Lose and Addict, Born to Win was the first American film for Czech director Ivan Passer.

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Cast

Jay Fletcher
as Billy Dynamite
Ed Madsen
as Detective
Sylvia Syms
as Cashier
Jane Elder
as Girl's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Born to Win

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Uneven cynical drama about the NYC hard-drug scene.

April 2, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The main event is George Segal's whirligig of hipsterisms in the face of accelerating disaster

November 15, 2009 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Born to Win

½

Why is Robert DeNiro on the cover?? He was in 5 minutes of the whole movie! Overall, I thought this film sucked, but George Segal was good in the role that was given to him and made it semi-worthwhile watching one time.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

½

DeNiro's hardly in it; the gifts of George Segal are almost the whole movie; a queasy feeling when we never know whether someone is making a bad move or a fatal one

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

Robert De Niro fans be prepared for disappointment, De Niro's performance throughout the film, probably adds up to around 5 minutes. The star of course was George Segal whol played a pretty interesting character, however the film did have it's fair share of boring parts, although something made me still want to keep watching VERDICT: Certainly not one to watch over and over, but probably worth a watch

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Lady D'arbanville

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